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Live Reporting

By Jack Warren

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from our special edition of Essex Live from the Clacton Airshow. 

    Before we go, ever met your childhood hero? Well, the dream came true for one young lad today...

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    We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 with another look at stories happening across Essex. 

    Whatever you're up to, have a great Bank Holiday weekend. 

  2. Weather: Staying dry this evening, possible thunderstorms tonight

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will start dry with clear spells allowing a few mist or fog patches to form, but cloud will increase from the south with one or two thunderstorms possible later. 

    A fresher night for sleeping, with temperatures down to 11C (52F).

    Weather map for the East of England

    There will be some hazy sunshine in places on Saturday, but showers and thunderstorms will tend to merge into longer spells of rain, giving the risk of some local flooding. 

    Feeling quite humid, with temperatures potentially as high as 25C (77F).

    Get your local Bank Holiday forecast at BBC Weather.

  3. Whitlock busts his moves all over the country

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    It's certainly been a busy week for double gold winning Olympian Max Whitlock. 

    Not content with winning three medals at the Rio Olympics, since he arrived back home on Tuesday he's been busting his moves all over the country. 

    Max Whitlock
    Maz Whitlock on BBC Breakfast
    Max Whitlock
    Max Whitlock
  4. Travel: A133 slow leaving Clacton

    BBC Travel

    There's very slow traffic on the A133 leaving Clacton as thousands of people head home from today's airshow. 

    Queues are currently back to the Colchester Road junction in Weeley.

    Latest updates here.

  5. The noise of the Typhoon is a bit too much for some

    ... they're enjoying themselves... honestly. 

    Typhoon face
  6. Typhoon rounds off the 21st Clacton Airshow

    They're sometimes used to intercept Russian bombers, but today the Typhoon is bringing the Clacton Airshow to an end! 

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  7. Camber Sands death 'one of many' family have experienced

    Continuing his conversation with BBC Essex, the brother-in-law of Inthushan Sriskantharaja, who drowned at Camber Sands, said the 23-year-old's death was one of many the family had experienced in recent years. 

    Camber Sands
    Quote Message: We lost a lot of family in Sri Lanka, he lost his parents in the wartime. There was four of them killed in total, now it's only my wife left. It's very sad." from Sivasothy Bijayaruba
    Sivasothy Bijayaruba
  8. Tribute to 'nice guy' who drowned during Camber Sands trip

    The brother-in-law of a Grays man who drowned with a group of friends on a beach in Camber Sands has described him as a "funny man".

    Sivasothy Bijayaruba

    Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23, of Chadwell Road, was one of five people who died on a day trip on Wednesday.

    "He was always playing with my daughter," Sivasothy Bijayaruba told BBC Essex. 

    "He just loved laughing and joking, he was just a nice guy."

  9. Our top stories from Essex Live

    Jack Warren

    BBC Local Live

    • A man from Grays has been named as one of the five men who died on a beach in East Sussex
    • A mother who paralysed her own daughter in a crash in Essex, which also killed an elderly passenger, has been given a community service order
    • Tendring District Council expects to smash its 220,000 airshow attendance record this year following good weather
  10. Time for a look at stories happening elsewhere

    As the planes continue their displays, it's time for us to look at other stories happening elsewhere in Essex.

    Remember, you can listen to Radio Airshow commentary here.

  11. Shrine to Essex man who died during Camber Sands trip

    The family of Inthushan Sriskantharaja, who died during a trip to Camber Sands in East Sussex, have set up a shrine to him at their home in Essex.

    His brother-in-law Sivasothy Bijayaruba, nine-year-old niece Jananthy and sister Kirushananthy are shown in the photograph.

    Inthushan Sriskantharaja family
  12. Essex man was one of five who died on East Sussex beach

    A man from Grays has been named as one of the men who died on a beach in East Sussex. 

    Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23, of Chadwell Road, was one of five people who died on a day trip to Camber Sands near Rye.   

    The group drowned after getting trapped by a combination currents, slippery rocks and sand.

    Beach scene
  13. Lancaster Bomber unable to fly in display

    The Lancaster Bomber was unable to take part in the Battle of Britain memorial flight due to an engine problem. 


    Instead, two Spitfires, one of which is the only original aircraft of its type still flying, put on a performance.

  14. Essex Police on hand for Tiger parachutists

    If you saw a dark vessel floating in the background as the Tigers parachuted into Clacton, it was Essex Police's marine team. 

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  15. In pictures: The Red Arrows paint the skies of Clacton

    At times they reached speeds of over 800mph (1287 km/h) and the pilots experienced forces of six times their body weight. 

    Red Arrows
    Red Arrows
    Red Arrows